Verizon Wireless this week blocked Google Inc.’s Google Wallet payment service from Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd.’s new Galaxy Nexus smartphone citing security meausures.

A company spokesperson this week said is working to have the best security user experience and will allow Google Wallet to function on the device when the goal is achieved.

The Galaxy Nexus, formerly code-named Nexus Prime, includes a 4.65-inch display at 1280 x 720 resolution, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera with 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front-facing camera, barometer, NFC technology, and the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

The new Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, includes the ability to create folders of apps, list view and flick away currently running apps, take screen shots, save e-mails for offline search, set mobile data limits, Android Beam to bump info to another user, and a new face unlock feature to unlock the phone via facial recognition technology.

Finally, the new OS is said to include improved copy / paste functionality, added photo editing options, and an improved keyboard.

Prior devices in the Nexus line include the Nexus S by Samsung and the Nexus One by HTC Corp.

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